Eat dessert first. Isn’t that what they say? Once you read about the restaurants and cafes below, you’ll never start with an entree again. Getting a dessert dish just right, while also raising the bar, is an immense challenge in Florida. But there’s certainly a number of restaurants that are a cut above. Congratulations to all our award-winners! To our readers, get your taste buds ready for the most delicious restaurant’s serving dessert in Miami.

Florida’s Top 13 Restaurants for Dessert

Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant | Dania Beach

Dessert Review from Google: My first time attending the ice cream parlor I was highly intrigued by all various selection of ice cream varieties, wish I was able to try them all. I can’t say I’m a big fan of there food but the frozen desserts are beyond amazing. I ordered the banana split and was truly shocked by the size of this treat. Very delicious, it went down toooooo smooth yumm

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The Glass Knife | Winter Park

Dessert Review from Google: “Got the red velvet slice and strawberry puff, both deserts being 5/5. The slices are big enough for two. Also ordered the hot chocolate but felt as it if was Luke warm still good though. Staff amazing customer service. They answered all questions and checked on us frequently. Will be coming again to try more

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Le Macaron | Multiple Locations

Dessert Review from Google: “Love the pink colorful atmosphere. With flowers accent on the table. Makes you feel like you’ve stepped in a French cafe. Gelato, macaroons, & French baked goods. Try the Napoleon perfect pair with coffee. Always fun experience to try different culture cuisine.”

(swah-rey) | St. Petersburg

Dessert Review from Google: “Sweet little local spot with an assortment of delicious desserts, including many mini cupcakes with interesting flavors, creme brûlée, and delicious cakes.

They also offer an array of beverages ranging from teas and coffees to refreshing tap beer and kombucha.

Through their caring service and romantic decor, they’ve created a wonderful ambiance ideal for a lovely break from the hustle and bustle of daily life.”

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P is for Pie | Orlando

Dessert Review from Google: “This place deserves a ten! This is just two of my favorite breakfast items. Their pies are AMAZING! My husband and I visit once a week and we have yet to try one item we dislike. Their chocolate bourbon pecan is my favorite. With the key lime being a very close second. If you are in the area, stop by, it’s a must. You won’t be disappointed. The staff are truly hard workers.”

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Se7en Bites | Orlando

Dessert Review from Google: “Awesome bakery products. From Moon Pies to cookies to scones, I have never had a bad item. Everything is delicious.”

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Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream | Orlando

Dessert Review from Google: “Friendly staff, unique flavors, easy ordering, and fantastic ice cream! The texture was so smooth and creamy without being too heavy. I tried coffee and maple walnut. I can’t wait to return… I just have to decide if I want the same flavors or to try something new. Decisions, decisions …”

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Kermit’s Key West Key Lime Shop | Key West

Dessert Review from Google: “Really was amazing key lime pie! I had the chocolate dipped which was an amazing blend of sweet and tart notes. Traditional was as expected too, best ever! Laid back shop captures the unique and funky spirit of the keys…”

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Fireman’s Derek Cake Shop | Miami

Dessert Review from Google: “This is the perfect destination for some of the best desserts in Miami. Pies, cakes, cookies, brownies, and even milkshakes! They also offer their pies and cakes by the slice, making it easy to grab a bite of your favorite flavors. Everything from Fireman Derek’s is delicious, including their savory options like their pot pies.”

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Yoder’s Restaurant & Amish Village | Sarasota

Dessert Review from Google: “Wow, it’s like they kidnapped my grandma. Phenomenal food, great service, and home style that just makes the soul happy. The pies where great. I had the blueberry cream pie and my honey had the strawberry pie. Both were homemade with love. We traveled over 4 hours out of the way because of a friend’s recommendation and it was worth it.”

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Sweet! By Holly | Orlando

Dessert Review from Google: I have loved Sweet By Holly cupcakes since I went to college at UNF from 2011-2015. I had never tried a cake before so for my birthday this year, my roommate got me a Sweet By Holly cake. It was Boston Cream flavored inside. The design of the cake was per request and I believe was executed well. Would highly recommend! 👍🏼

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Vicky Bakery | Multiple Locations

Dessert Review from Google: “The cupcakes are ready really fast and deciding what to get was the only hard part. I hope to come back for a special occasion to order a bigger cake. The Cupcakes are to die for!!”

HipPOPs Handcrafted Gelato Bars | Miami

Dessert Review from Google: “Absolutely delicious!! We have used HipPOPs for our school events and all teachers, kids, staff absolutely love them! Rich taste, great options ~ the frozen banana dipped in dark chocolates with almonds is an absolutely must-try! Tony is great, friendly, and punctual. The truck also looks lively in pics. Highly recommended!”

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Jen Robertson

Hi, I'm Jen and I love to travel, go to the beach and write about all the places I have visited. I also have a bucket list of places I can't wait to try! I've visited Cape Cod every summer since I was a kid and now enjoy traveling to all great beach destinations, including Florida! I have worked in the travel industry for all of my career. I love sharing my experiences of different restaurants and places and helping travelers find the best fit for them!

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